The Reason Behind Mei Mei’s Love for Money in “Jujutsu Kaisen” – Exploring Her Past as a Miser and Her Savings


Mei Mei from “Jujutsu Kaisen” is a character known for her love of money, and her savings amount has been a subject of much attention. There has been speculation about her relationship with Satoru Gojo, including the money he sent her, which has also been a topic of conversation. In the story of “Jujutsu Kaisen”, Mei Mei’s savings amount was revealed. In this article, not only will we explore the reasons why Mei Mei became fond of money and her savings amount, but also the bribes sent by Satoru Gojo, and her curse techniques.

Who is Mei Mei?

Mei Mei in “Jujutsu Kaisen” is a character popular among fans, famous for her fondness for money. The reasons behind her love for money have garnered much attention. Before delving into why Mei Mei became fond of money, we will introduce some background information about the “Jujutsu Kaisen” series.

Information About “Jujutsu Kaisen”

  • Overview of “Jujutsu Kaisen”

Title: Jujutsu Kaisen Author: Gege Akutami Genre: Shonen Manga, Dark Fantasy, Battle Publisher: Shueisha Magazine: Weekly Shonen Jump Label: Jump Comics Publication Period: From March 5, 2018, to ongoing (as of January 2024) Volumes: 23 volumes (as of January 2024) Anime Broadcast Period: July 6, 2023, to December 28, 2023 (Season 2)

  • Synopsis of “Jujutsu Kaisen”

After swallowing a finger belonging to the special grade curse Ryomen Sukuna, Yuji Itadori, under the arrangement of Satoru Gojo, enrolls in the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School. Having become the vessel for Ryomen Sukuna, Yuji Itadori trains with his classmates Megumi Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki, growing as a Jujutsu Sorcerer.

Profile of Mei Mei

Name: Mei Mei Birthday: Unknown Age: Unknown Affiliation: Freelance Height: 172 cm Grade: Grade 1 Sorcerer Cursed Technique: Black Bird Manipulation (Kokuchou Soujutsu) Stressor: Taxes Voice Actor: Kotono Mitsuishi

Mei Mei, appearing in “Jujutsu Kaisen”, is a freelance Grade 1 sorcerer. Although born into a family of sorcerers, she has never revealed her real name. It is speculated that her family may have been a meritocracy-based lineage, as she has disclosed that she gained the ability to fight without using cursed techniques. By facing her cursed technique and mastering it, Mei Mei achieved the status of a Grade 1 sorcerer.

She was a student at the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School before characters like Satoru Gojo and Kento Nanami, making her their senior. Mei Mei has also been seen on missions with Aoi Todo and others. With her distinctive white hair and hairstyle that remains impeccable even in battle, Mei Mei is known for being a miser, deciding whether to take on requests based on the money involved. She is characterized by her cool demeanor and general lack of interest in others.

Her preference for Malaysian cuisine and her escape to Malaysia during the Shibuya Incident have led to speculation that Mei Mei might not be Japanese. As a freelance Grade 1 sorcerer, she maintains a neutral position. However, during the Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event, it was revealed that she manipulated footage of the Tokyo school students for money paid by the Kyoto school. Mei Mei is recognized as a character motivated by money.

The Relationship Between Mei Mei and Uiui

This section introduces the relationship between Mei Mei and Uiui in “Jujutsu Kaisen”. Uiui is Mei Mei’s younger brother, and it is speculated that he, too, uses a pseudonym like his sister. Uiui, a sorcerer as well, primarily manages Mei Mei’s schedule. He idolizes his sister, reacting harshly to those who disrespect or approach her casually.

Uiui shows absolute obedience to Mei Mei’s orders, finding joy in serving her. During the Shibuya Incident arc, Mei Mei told her brother to risk his life for her, to which Uiui showed neither surprise nor hesitation, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to risk his life for her. Uiui describes their sibling relationship as a kind of employment.

Uiui can use the Shin-Inryu “Simple Domain,” aiding Mei Mei in combat. While his cursed technique is not disclosed, it is speculated that he possesses a strong technique like his sister. Uiui also plays a role in carrying Mei Mei’s weapons.

The Reason Behind Mei Mei’s Love for Money and Scenes of Receiving Bribes

Why Mei Mei Loves Money and Her Past as a Miser

This section delves into why Mei Mei from “Jujutsu Kaisen” loves money and her past that led her to become a miser. Mei Mei loves money because she believes that things that cannot be converted into money are worthless. The exact details of how Mei Mei developed this fixation on money are unknown, but it is speculated that she has been fond of money since her time at the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School. Believing that money never betrays, Mei Mei enjoys saving money as if it were a game.

The use of pseudonyms by Mei Mei and Uiui has led to speculation that their past may be connected to their miserly behavior. However, the story does not reveal why Mei Mei became a miser, and her real name is still unknown.

The Cover Illustrating Mei Mei’s Miserliness

We will introduce a cover that illustrates the extent of Mei Mei’s miserliness in “Jujutsu Kaisen”. Mei Mei’s love for money is well-known among the fans of the series. In the 12th volume of the original manga, Mei Mei is depicted naked, with a 10,000 yen bill in her mouth. Her hairstyle on the cover differs from her appearance in the story, which sparked discussions among fans about who it could be. The cover’s background prominently features the black crows that also appear in her cursed technique.

The Scene Where Mei Mei Receives a Bribe from Gojo

Next, we introduce the scene in “Jujutsu Kaisen” where Mei Mei receives a bribe from Satoru Gojo. The scene of Mei Mei accepting a bribe from Satoru Gojo was also featured in the TV anime. Gojo entrusts a task to Mei Mei by transferring money to her through his smartphone. Upon checking the bank ATM, Mei Mei notices the 10 million yen transfer from Gojo and bursts into laughter. After receiving the money from Gojo, Mei Mei diligently works to fulfill his request.

Considering Mei Mei’s Savings and Assets

Is Mei Mei a Freelance Jujutsu Sorcerer?

We explore whether Mei Mei from “Jujutsu Kaisen” is a freelance jujutsu sorcerer. Mei Mei operates independently, not affiliated with the jujutsu community, leading to the speculation that she takes on a variety of requests, not limited to those from the jujutsu community. The exact nature of these requests is uncertain, but it is thought unlikely that she would ally with curse users. In battles between sorcerers, her allegiance might change based on the amount of money involved.

How Much is Mei Mei’s Savings?

Next, we discuss Mei Mei’s savings in “Jujutsu Kaisen”. Mei Mei’s savings were revealed when she received money from Satoru Gojo. While she may have multiple accounts, it is known that she has savings of 250 million yen. There are references to other names besides Gojo, leading to speculation that these could be payments received for tasks undertaken as a sorcerer.

Is Mei Mei’s Total Wealth, Including Stocks and Real Estate, Impressive?

Finally, we examine Mei Mei’s total wealth, including stocks and real estate, in “Jujutsu Kaisen”. It was revealed that her savings amount to 250 million yen, but her total assets were not disclosed at that time. However, it has been officially stated in a guidebook that her total assets are nearly 50 billion yen. The reason for her relatively modest savings is speculated to be her investment in stocks, foreign exchange, and real estate, which have increased her wealth as a sorcerer.

Mei Mei’s Cursed Technique and Strength

Mei Mei’s Cursed Technique

This section introduces the cursed technique of Mei Mei from “Jujutsu Kaisen”. Mei Mei’s technique is known as Black Bird Manipulation. This technique allows her to freely control birds, primarily crows. Black Bird Manipulation not only lets her control the birds but also convey their visual perceptions to her. This makes it an apt ability for reconnaissance missions and sharing information with allies. However, her Black Bird Manipulation is not particularly suited for combat when compared to other techniques.

Mei Mei is aware that her technique is not combat-oriented, which led her to experience numerous setbacks until she found a way to fight without relying on her technique. Despite its non-combat nature, her creation of “Kamikaze (Bird Strike)” is specialized for combat. Kamikaze allows her to imbue each bird with maximum attack power at the risk of her own life.

The only person known to have blocked Mei Mei’s Kamikaze is Satoru Gojo. In the Shibuya Incident arc, Mei Mei successfully used Kamikaze to defeat a special grade curse. However, as she leaves the Domain Expansion to Uiui, it is speculated that she might be unable to perform it or there is a reason she avoids using it.

Mei Mei’s Strength

We explore the strength of Mei Mei in “Jujutsu Kaisen”. Scenes of Mei Mei battling formidable enemies were shown in the Shibuya Incident arc. During her battle against a special grade curse summoned by the fake Kento Nanami, it was Uiui, not Mei Mei, who performed the Domain Expansion. However, with only Uiui’s Simple Domain as a distraction, Mei Mei defeated the special grade curse without much difficulty. As a Grade 1 sorcerer, her abilities are recognized within the jujutsu community.

It is not disclosed who recommended Mei Mei for the Grade 1 sorcerer status. However, she is acknowledged by Satoru Gojo, a special grade sorcerer himself. The fact that she receives numerous requests from the jujutsu community, despite being a freelance sorcerer, is a testament to her recognized abilities. Her status as a freelance sorcerer might also be permitted due to her strength.

Grade 1 sorcerers are generally capable of defeating a Grade 1 curse alone, but Mei Mei can handle even special grade curses. This places her abilities close to the special grade level among Grade 1 sorcerers. When fighting alongside Yuji Itadori, Mei Mei allowed him to move freely, indicating her ability to adapt her tactics to his movements. Her calm and calculated approach to situations showcases her strength.

Mei Mei’s Weapon

We introduce the weapon used by Mei Mei in “Jujutsu Kaisen”. Mei Mei wields a weapon resembling a giant axe, which has been identified as a cursed tool. However, the name and details of this cursed tool have not been disclosed. As it is wielded by a Grade 1 sorcerer, it is speculated to be a famous tool. The tool features a crest-like mark at its center, suggesting that it might be a renowned cursed tool from outside Japan.

Mei Mei’s Achievements in “Jujutsu Kaisen” (Spoilers)

Mei Mei in “Jujutsu Kaisen 0”

We explore the achievements of Mei Mei in “Jujutsu Kaisen 0”, including spoilers. In the 2021 movie “Jujutsu Kaisen 0”, Mei Mei appears in a few scenes. The story follows the content of the manga “Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School”. In the manga, she briefly appears, facing the Hundred Demons Night Parade prepared by Kento Nanami.

In the movie adaptation, there are original scenes where Mei Mei defeats curses. While taking down the curses arranged by Kento Nanami, she counts the numbers with a sly smile, aiming to earn more money than the regular reward by defeating numerous curses. Even though the movie is set over 10 years before the main storyline, it seems that Mei Mei already had a strong love for money at that time.

Mei Mei in the Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event Arc

Next, we discuss Mei Mei’s role in the Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event arc, with spoilers included. Mei Mei appears in this story arc of “Jujutsu Kaisen”. As the event is a competition between the students of the Tokyo and Kyoto schools, Mei Mei does not participate in the battle directly. However, she uses her cursed technique to control birds, gathering information about the students.

Using her Black Bird Manipulation, she displays what the birds see directly on a monitor. Mei Mei can control what the birds show, and she hid the fact that Yuji Itadori was being attacked by an unexpected curse from Satoru Gojo and others. It is not clear why Mei Mei concealed the attack from Gojo and the others.

However, when the barrier is dropped, Mei Mei informs Gojo and others about the location of the students from both Tokyo and Kyoto schools. It is speculated that Mei Mei might have been thinking of increasing her savings due to the chaos caused by the curses.

Mei Mei in the Shibuya Incident Arc

In the Shibuya Incident arc, Mei Mei plays a significant role. Mei Mei’s reason for appearing in this arc is the 10 million yen transferred to her savings account by Satoru Gojo. Gojo transferred this money as a request to recommend five students from the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School for Grade 1 sorcerer status.

To be recommended as a Grade 1 sorcerer, one needs endorsements from two already recognized Grade 1 sorcerers. However, as Gojo is a teacher at the Tokyo school, he cannot recommend his own students, so he paid Mei Mei to do so. After receiving the transfer from Gojo, Mei Mei is seen laughing heartily.

Later, Mei Mei, along with Aoi Todo, recommends Yuji Itadori, Nobara Kugisaki, Panda, Maki Zenin, and Megumi Fushiguro as Grade 1 sorcerers. The principal of the Kyoto school, Yoshinobu Gakuganji, is infuriated by this. Todo, unlike Mei Mei, recommended Itadori not for money but because he wanted to fight alongside him. After making the recommendations, Mei Mei and Todo enjoy a game of table tennis before departing.

Though it is believed Mei Mei recommended the students because of the money received from Gojo, she had actually witnessed their abilities during the Kyoto Sister School Exchange Event. Therefore, it is speculated that Mei Mei acknowledges the abilities of the five she recommended.

Mei Mei in the “Hidden Inventory” Arc

In the “Hidden Inventory” arc, which was part of the second season of the “Jujutsu Kaisen” TV anime, Mei Mei is shown on a mission with Utaha Iori, a student of the jujutsu high school. This episode is set 12 years before the main storyline. Mei Mei, a Grade 1 sorcerer, and Utaha Iori, a Grade 2 sorcerer, were assigned to investigate a haunted mansion that had become a hot spot for paranormal activities.

Inside the mansion, Mei Mei and Utaha decide to explore separately. However, they find themselves unable to leave as they keep walking in loops. They are eventually freed when the mansion is destroyed by the arrival of Satoru Gojo and Kento Nanami. This episode features more original scenes in the anime adaptation than in the manga.

Utaha hoped for a promotion to Grade 1 sorcerer during this episode. However, Mei Mei asks her about her savings, and due to insufficient funds, Utaha is unable to receive a recommendation. It is unclear if Mei Mei would have recommended Utaha if she had more savings.

Mei Mei in the Shibuya Incident Arc (Continued)

In the Shibuya Incident arc of “Jujutsu Kaisen”, Mei Mei’s notable actions continue. She, along with her brother Uiui and Yuji Itadori, work together during the incident. It is speculated that Mei Mei’s collaboration with Itadori was due to her recommending him as a Grade 1 sorcerer. Upon arriving at Aoyama Cemetery, Mei Mei’s group learns that not only is Shibuya covered by a barrier, but also that there are humans transformed by Mahito at the train station.

While fighting the curses, Mei Mei and Itadori manage to lift the barrier. They then proceed to the fifth basement level where they encounter the transformed humans as reported. After battling the transformed humans, they receive communication from Mimi Mechamaru, who shares information about Mahito and the fake Kento Nanami’s plans.

Informed about the curses’ strategy and Gojo’s sealing, Mei Mei sends Itadori to proceed with his mission. Meanwhile, she and Uiui confront and decisively defeat the curse users. Mei Mei reveals her past training to fight without using cursed techniques and how she became a Grade 1 sorcerer by enhancing her technique after rigorous training.

After defeating the curse users, Mei Mei is confronted by the fake Kento Nanami. She might not have realized that he was an impostor. The enemy Nanami summons is the special grade curse, Pox Deity, in whose Domain Expansion Mei Mei and Uiui become trapped. Using Uiui’s Simple Domain, they successfully exorcise the Pox Deity. Following this, Mei Mei and Uiui travel to Malaysia.

Mei Mei’s actions throughout the Shibuya Incident illustrate her capabilities as a sorcerer and her strategic thinking, even in the most challenging situations. Her decisions, driven by both financial gain and a deep understanding of sorcery, showcase a complex character whose skills and motivations extend far beyond mere monetary interest.

Summary of Mei Mei’s Relationship with Money

In this article, we have not only introduced Mei Mei’s profile and cursed technique from “Jujutsu Kaisen” but also summarized her reasons for loving money and her savings amount. Many aspects of Mei Mei’s past remain a mystery. Be sure to keep an eye on Mei Mei’s future developments and her interactions with other characters in the series.

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